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Orioles claim catcher Severino off waivers from Nationals, trade Yastrzemski to Giants

Orioles claim catcher Severino off waivers from Nationals, trade Yastrzemski to Giants

The Orioles continued to manipulate their 40-man roster Saturday, claiming catcher Pedro Severino off waivers from the Washington Nationals and designating infielder Stevie Wilkerson for assignment.

The move calls into question how the catching situation will play out over the next few days. Veteran Jesús Sucre let the opt-out clause in his minor league contract pass Friday, leading to the assumption that he has been promised a place on the Opening Day roster, but there has been no announcement to that effect.

Now, the Orioles have three catchers on the 40-man roster and Sucre is not one of them. Severino, 25, joins Chance Sisco and...

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